A visitor fills a cup with coffee at Bracken Library's newly-opened contemplation space Sept. 29, 2021. The opening of the area was celebrated with snacks and speeches from university faculty. Hannah Amos, DN
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Bracken Library hosts opening of new contemplation space

The contemplation space had its formal opening on the second floor of Bracken Library Sept. 29. The opening drew a small group of people in the northeast alcove on the second floor. Faculty, including Matthew Shaw, dean of University Libraries, and Marsha McGriff, associate vice president for inclusive excellence, attended the event.



The Kentucky Headhunters and Flynnville Train Sept. 30 concert will kickoff Muncie's Ironman weekend. Other events include extended hours for local businesses, the Ball State vs. Army football game and a celebration the day after the race. Melissa Jones, Photo Provided
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Muncie’s attractions for the Ironman weekend

As approximately 3,500 athletes and their supporters migrate to Muncie Oct. 2 for the Ironman Triathlon, the city is planning a variety of related events to welcome business to the local area. Here’s a schedule of events leading up to the race.


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Working for an inclusive campus

Ball State University is working toward creating an inclusive campus. Many efforts have been made like Day of Dialogue, moving the Multicultural Center to the center of campus, highlighting cultures at the David Owsley Museum of Art and more.  


Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns stands June 4, 2020, at Muncie City Hall. Mearns announced everyone must wear masks indoors on campus via email Aug. 4. Jacob Musselman, DN File
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Socializing through half of the face

Since the spring of 2020, people have been socializing with only half their face in public. This is due to the Covid-19 pandemic beginning, and at this point, not ending yet. How does this type of cover-up affect one's ability to socialize and teach? 




The "Securing the Vote: Women's Suffrage in Indiana" exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society provides a statewide view of the women's suffrage movement. It is one of two exhibits the Delaware County Historical Society is holding through Sept. 29 focusing on local figures influential to the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Joey Sills, DN
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Delaware County Historical Society honors local suffragists in new exhibit

The word that comes to mind when Karen Vincent, board president of the Delaware County Historical Society, thinks of feminism is “recognition.” She said she wants to recognize the women involved in the decades-long U.S. suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the Historical Society’s current exhibit, “The Suffragists of Delaware County.”


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Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie present Just Desserts fundraiser for 2021

People in tables of four will gather in one room Sept. 25 after paying $200 for their table at the annual Just Desserts fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie. Each table will discuss how much money they will collectively put on the line to beat out other tables to win the prize — their top choice of treats available. The reward will be sweets because, as Amy Gibson, director of resource development at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie, said, “It’s all about the desserts, and who doesn’t love desserts?”







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